I posted this in Franchising but wanted to share it here as well. Conserva has been posting these signs illegally on town and private property: They claim a large area around North Jersey as a service area where the rates are higher. They don't realize that all they will attract are the type of customer most of us can do without-the floaters. Plus they will be driving around with poor route density. Add to this that when advertising irrigation services in NJ they must post their license number or they can be fined. Apparently they don't want anyone to know who they got to buy a franchise or this information would be prominently displaced. Another franchise operation-Pacific Lawn Sprinklers-tried this same scheme a while back trying to scarf up BOs for $50 claiming to service ALL of NJ. Yeah-good luck with that. What none of these franchise operators seem to understand is that good clients don't readily jump ship when satisfied with their current vendors at first sight of a shiny object. Only the poor excuses for a customer will jump at these come-ons. Franchise buyers more often than not become disillusioned when the promise of riches and some form of prestige fail to live up to the billing. At the very least if claims of superior irrigation services are on the up and up then do the right thing-charge a premium for such purported benefits-not a cheesy come on low ball offer.